Super Soul Sunday
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Posted: Wed 01/25/2012 02:14 PM
Super Soul Sunday's "The Journey Within" guests have not only experienced life-changing journeys—they've also written about them! Be sure to read an excerpt from Elizabeth Lesser, Elizabeth Gilbert and Iyanla Vanzant's books!
Tune in Sunday, January 29, at 8 a.m./12 p.m. PT to watch their journeys on Super Soul Sunday!
Posted: Wed 01/25/2012 11:28 AM
Every Sunday on "Super Soul Sunday" you see a place of peace. Show us yours! Upload a picture (like Linda H.'s from Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida) of any place in nature that inspires you, centers your mind and redefines your day for the better.
Upload your photo here!
Posted: Wed 01/25/2012 08:00 AM
Have you always been curious about yoga but weren't sure where to start? Does the idea of stretchy yoga pants and tight tank tops make you nervous? We want to introduce you to Margo Kellison, a yoga teacher with a passion for helping anyone who wants to give yoga a try. Periodically, Margo will be sharing her best yoga tips right here on our site so that anyone can "lean" into yoga. You'll be able to try out her poses right in the comfort of your own home. You don't even have to be bendy! Watch Yoga on the Spot with Margo Kellison below:
*As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.
Margo Kellison is the founder of Vessel Yoga in Chicago and has been teaching yoga for over nine years. You might remember Margo from "Super Soul Sunday" Super Soul Marathon, where she called into the show to discuss The Book of Awakening with Mark Nepo. In fact, Margo begins each yoga class with a reading from The Book of Awakening. Since her studio is located right next to Harpo Studios it is often frequented by many a Harponian!
Posted: Tue 01/24/2012 08:00 AM
In fact, your new life mantra could actually be: Screw up (often, and boldly), learn from your mistakes, repeat.
Click here to get Elizabeth's take on the thrill of falling flat on your face
Posted: Mon 01/23/2012 04:11 PM
By Elizabeth Lesser
For years I have used the words of poets to guide my life. And by poets, I don’t only mean Emily Dickenson or Walt Whitman. I lump into the job description of “poet” all sorts of thinkers and mystics: Jesus, Dr. King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson... Anyone who can still my restless and worried mind with the magic of a few powerful, purposeful words is crowned a poet in my gamebook.
Here’s what I do: I memorize one line from a piece of writing and I use it to begin and end my morning meditation. Sometimes that meditation lasts only as long as the line itself! Sometimes it happens in the car as I rush to work. I have found that a line of poetic writing is like a vitamin pill. If I can’t eat breakfast, at least I have the potent nutrients packed in a pill. And if I can’t spend a chunk of time wrapped in the healing cloak of silence and contemplation, at least I get the jolt of insight from my chosen line of poetry.
This week I have been using a line from Rumi—the Sufi poet from 12th century Persia. Rumi says:
"Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull of what you really love." *
I am drawn to this line when I in the process of making a decision. I think it’s particularly hard for women to make big decisions because our lives impact so many other lives—it’s as if there’s a jury in the room when we are trying to determine our next steps. Depending on your stage of life, that jury may include your children, your mate, your colleagues, your parents, or all of the above plus a myriad of other people who depend on you. When Rumi says “let yourself be silently drawn,” he is telling us to usher the jury out of the room for a while—to drop down beneath the choppy waters of the mind, into the deep stillness of the ocean. Ahhhh. Sounds good, right?
That oceanic silence is within you—always. It is waiting for you. And in its healing chambers, if you listen closely, you may begin to hear the voice of your authentic self. Rumi calls that voice “the stronger pull of what you really love.” Sometimes we’re afraid to get still enough to hear that voice. What if it should lead us in an unsettling, even dangerous direction? What if it tells you that what you really love is quite different from the life you are leading now? What if it messes with your head and you end up making a big, impetuous mistake?
Not to worry, because that’s not the way the still small voice works.
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